Our Legal Services

At Smith & Turley, an attorney will consult with you on a broad range of state and federal criminal defense cases. We regularly handle cases involving felony charges, misdemeanors, and a variety of traffic cases, including DWIs and municipal ordinance violations. The attorneys at Smith & Turley have a broad knowledge of your 4th and 5th Amendment constitutional protections and how to defend your rights against violation. Our goal is ensuring you get the best representation and best results in your criminal defense case.

Also, Missouri statutes create opportunities for the expungement of certain categories of prior criminal convictions and arrest records. Smith & Turley has experience in handling expungement actions and can assist you in evaluating your options.

Contact Smith & Turley today, to discuss your case.

If a prior criminal conviction or arrest record has been giving you problems, for example, if you are subject to employment background screenings or wish to obtain a concealed carry permit, an expungement might be a solution. If you have a question about an expungement, contact Smith & Turley to discuss your options.

Our lawyers help clients with a variety of family law cases. Our family law services include handling the following types of matters:

  • Divorce
  • Legal separation
  • Child custody, visitation, and parenting time
  • Child support and spousal support
  • Guardianship and/or conservatorship
  • Adoption
  • Juvenile court
  • Order of protection

Smith & Turley’s attorneys have handled hundreds of family law cases in many counties across south-central Missouri. This experience gives our family law lawyers a broad knowledge about key issues, such as child custody, child and spousal support, and division of marital property and debts. We are also well versed in the division of military and civil service retirement assets and issues involving military medical discharge and disability.

Tough times can happen to anyone, at any time. When you feel your financial situation is growing out of control, it is important to know your options. Bankruptcy might be the way for you to get your fresh start.

Bankruptcy law is complicated and you may not be sure whether you need file a Chapter 13 or a Chapter 7 case. At Smith & Turley, attorney Carrie Williamson regularly handles consumer and small business bankruptcies under both chapters. Her goal is to give you the information and tools you need to make the best decision possible for yourself and your family. Call to schedule a free consultation with Carrie, to review your situation and determine whether filing bankruptcy is a good option for you.

At Smith & Turley, our attorneys can handle the legal complexities of banking laws. Our legal services for banks include:

  • Commercial and consumer loan and security documentation review
  • Recovery of collateral and enforcement of security interests through litigation, mortgage foreclosures, and collections
  • Representation of banks in bankruptcy proceedings and representing banks in loan workout negotiations
  • Representation of trustees and other parties on fiduciary law issues, contested wills and trusts, conservatorships and probate proceedings, and estate and tax planning

Need assistance in determining the type of entity that best suits the needs of your small business? The lawyers at Smith & Turley can help you with setting up your business the right way, so that you avoid potential pitfalls. As part of that process, we will help you prepare and file all necessary documents and create effective operating agreements or by-laws, prepare and maintain your meeting minutes and member resolutions, and draft, file, and manage other important paperwork regarding your business entity.

Smith & Turley attorneys are experienced in real estate matters, from every day real property transactions to complex land disputes. We represent clients in landlord-tenant and unlawful detainer actions, adverse possession and prescriptive easement cases, boundary line disputes, easement contests, trespass, and other real estate legal issues.

We’ll be glad to help you prepare and review pertinent real estate documents and other details related to your real estate matters. Contact Smith & Turley today to schedule a consultation.

The law firm of Smith & Turley provides representation in most areas of civil litigation, including almost all non-criminal related matters. We represent clients in a variety of contract actions, personal injury cases, commercial transactions, business lawsuits, real estate litigation, and debt collection defense.

Smith & Turley attorneys offer civil litigation legal services in both federal and state courts.

Consult with an experienced law firm important when when you need to make or enforce contractual and legally binding agreements. Contract law is the area of law that governs composing contracts, carrying them out and fashioning a fair remedy when there’s a breach. This area of the law requires substantial knowledge and a strong attention to detail.

Contract preparation and litigation is one of the broadest areas of practice of the law firm of Smith & Turley, because contracts are the legal mechanism via which most types of business are conducted. The lawyers at Smith & Turley are experienced in all areas of contract law and can provide competent representation of contractual issues in both federal and state court.

At Smith & Turley, we can assist you in protecting the assets which you have worked a lifetime to accumulate. Smith & Turley has a highly experienced and competent attorney affiliated with the firm who provides extensive estate planning legal services.

Contact Smith & Turley today to discuss your estate planning needs.

The law firm of Smith & Turley handles all probate matters, including decedent’s estates, guardianships and conservatorships. Our attorneys are ready assist you through the probate process. We have years of probate experience and you can trust us to walk you through the probate process step by step, ensuring everything is done in a timely manner. Along the way, we will not forget you are a person and we will handle your case with the sensitivity and compassion you need.

Contact us today to discuss your probate legal needs.

If your driver’s license has been suspended for excessive points and you need your license to keep your job, your financial well being may be jeopardized. If you signed a traffic ticket and sent it into the Missouri Fine Collection Center and the points you received resulted in a license suspension, Smith & Turley might be able to help you get your suspension quashed.

There is a time limit to file an appeal of a point suspension, so call us today if you need assistance.